Young mosquitoes who eat even small pieces of plastic could be contaminating other insects and mammals, the microplastic could then be transferred to whatever might eat that mosquito, including birds, which is a problem, USA Today reports. » Read More
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Hyperspectral imaging, a technology used by the U.S. space agency, may offer a major step forward in food testing to prevent wastage. » Read More
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Trump still wants to build a physical wall on the US-Mexico border but several Silicon Valley companies are vying to build a "virtual wall" that could be cheaper, The New York Times reports. » Read More
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A mummified wolf pup and caribou believed to have walked Earth over 50,000 years ago were discovered with tissue and fur intact, USA Today reports. » Read More
Scientists are making progress on lab-grown meat – meat that's grown by putting a live animal's stem cells in nutrient-rich liquid – but consumers may not be ready for it, these research scientists explain in The Conversation.
Three environmental scholars discuss the value of swamps -- underrated but irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change and protecting our communities from storms and flooding in The Conversation.
Researchers spent a lot of time painstakingly figuring out how many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and they really don't appreciate Trump's bizarre, unfounded questioning of the numbers, USA Today reports.
Hurricane Florence may be getting most of the attention, but there are quite a few more storms brewing elsewhere as we watch Florence in the Carolinas, USA Today reports.
A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help save animals from extinction down the line.
There is no single forecast model that is better than others in predicting hurricanes and other natural disasters, which makes predicting the next big hurricane that much more difficult according to two meteorology professors in The Conversation.
The surge from Florence will be particularly dangerous due to the flat nature of the coastline off North and South Carolina, allowing the storm to pile a lot of water over a large area. It's exacerbated by two bays in the storm's path.
What you study in college could make or break your financial future for years to come. These are the majors that rank highest and lowest.
Urban areas absorb high amounts of solar radiation during the day, increasing the chance of heat related deaths. Green roofs could help save lives according to an atmospheric scientist in The Conversation.
There's a floating blob of trash halfway between California and Hawaii that's twice the size of Texas and scientists are trying to scoop it up. But other researchers worry that the effort to clean is a misdirected and that we should focus on stopping the source, USA Today reports.
Earthquakes have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities and a professor of earth and planetary sciences argues in The Conversation that the timing of these earthquakes are clearly linked to fracking.
Synthetic marijuana is attractive to those who are looking for marijuana but either don't have access, the funds, or need to pass a clean urine test. But the risk of smoking spice outweigh the convenience cost according to a street drug researcher in The Conversation.
Scientists hit a huge milestone over the summer: They successfully "trained" bacteria to fight disease from inside the body, the New York Times reports.
Can drug courts help solve America's opioid crisis? Judge-led therapy programs aim to help addicts kick the habit and get their lives back in ways that rehab alone can't, the Financial Times reports.
NASA's Earth Observatory created a visualization that shows aerosols in the atmosphere, including carbon particles from the California wildfires.
Those who have survived nerve agent poisoning have the potential for permanent brain damage caused by seizures. A toxicologist who has been developing an antidote to nerve agent exposure shares her life-saving work in The Conversation.